ViewSonic WGP-150 Wireless Video Gateway

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ViewSonic WGP-150 Wireless Video Gateway
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Product: ViewSonic WPG-150 Wireless Projector Gateway
Provided By: ViewSonic
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If you've ever given a presentation using PowerPoint or some other medium, you probably know all about being tethered to the projector with a VGA or DVI cable.  There are some affordable wireless alternatives, but most are not able to display full-motion video, and you're presentation will grind to a halt when you try and display some video.

WPG-150 Box
WPG-150 Box

The other situation you may dread is at a conference where there are several people trying to use the projector.  When one person is done there is always uncomfortable downtime when one person relinquishes the cable and the next presenter configures their laptop.  It is for situations like these and more that ViewSonic has released their WPG-150 Wireless Projector Gateway.


About ViewSonic:

ViewSonic Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display products. We develop, market and support a broad range of innovative products including liquid crystal display, or LCD, monitors, LCD TVs, projectors, digital signage displays and other display products. We were founded in 1987 and have a 20 year history of providing innovative products with market leading technologies. We sell our products to businesses and consumers through a variety of channels, including distributors and resellers such as solution providers, value added resellers, traditional retailers and Internet retailers. We are a Fortune 1000 company, and our products are sold in over 100 countries.

Our strategy is to effectively leverage our scale, strong global brand, close supplier and channel relationships and market knowledge to introduce industry leading products and penetrate new markets. We collaborate with a network of world class component suppliers and contract manufacturers to deliver a wide array of display products for use in a variety of consumer and commercial applications. We believe our operating model allows us to quickly develop, introduce and ramp production of new products while maintaining an efficient cost structure.

ViewSonic remains a leading monitor brand in the United States and has won more than 2,000 awards from independent global publications and organizations. The company's annual sales have risen from $4 million in 1987 to more than $1.5 billion in 2006.

What makes the WPG-150 special is the gateway feature.  While you are connected to it wirelessly, you can plug the gateway into a wired internet connection and still have internet access during the duration of your presentation.  Today we'll take a look at the features, performance and quality of this sub-$200 device and find out if it has what it takes to save your sanity, your reputation and the meeting.

Features & Specs:

The information below is shamelessly ripped from ViewSonic's product page for your convenience:

Dynamic, interactive presentations
Fast animations and slide transitions ensure your presentations are smooth and professional. Wireless connectivity allows users to easily take control for dynamic, interactive meetings and presentations.

High-quality full-motion video
Supports up to 640x480 for smooth, near DVD-quality video

Supports high resolutions
The WPG-150 supports resolutions up to 1024x768 to deliver incredible image detail and sharp text and graphics.

Easy set up
Wirelessly connect to the WPG-150 with your laptop. Download the driver. Start your presentation. Its that easy.

Software driver downloadable from the device
There's no need for your IT staff to pre-load drivers.

Stay connected to the Internet
The 10/100 Ethernet port ensures you'll always have web access, even while projecting wirelessly.

Cost-effective solution for mobile presentations
With its easy connectivity, light weight and portability, the WPG-150 goes anywhere and is more cost-effective than a projector with integrated wireless.

  WPG-150 Close
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Although it looks pretty impressive according to the features listed above there is more.  Take a look at the specs below.

Audio out 2.5mm stereo jack
Network RJ-45
Wireless Reverse SMA antenna
Power DC-in jack
MEMORY Flash 8mb
SDRAM 32mb
NETWORKING Wireless 802.11b/g (54 Mbps)
Wired 10/100 fast Ethernet
Processor 900 MHz or higher (1.7 GHz for video)
Memory 256 MB memory or higher (512 MB for video)
Wireless 802.11 b/g WLAN
OS Windows XP Pro, XP Home, WIN 2K w/SP4
RESOLUTIONS   1024x768; 640x480 video
POWER   Universal AC adapter 5V DC/2A
OPERATING CONDITIONS Temperature 41-104ºF (5-40ºC)
Humidity 20-85% (non-condensing)
DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) Physical 6" x 1.4" x 4.5" (152mm x 36mm x 114mm)
WEIGHT Net .48 lb. (218g)
Gross 1.3 lb. (589g)
PACKAGE CONTENTS   WPG-150, antenna, universal AC adapter, companion CD
WARRANTY   One-year limited warranty on parts and labor